Synopses & Reviews
This book reviews and presents recent research on acid waters and their effects on aquatic animals. Starting with the environment, in order to assess why the problems have arisen in particular areas, the volume then deals with field and survival studies on invertebrates and vertebrates; examines the extent of the biological problem and the attempts that have been made to relate water quality and the susceptibility of animals. The natural progression of environmental and field studies, toxicity, and survival tests provide the background information for the physiological studies that follow. These form the major component of the book and they seek to analyze the toxic effects of acid waters and trace metals with cardiovascular and endocrinological effects.
"...a distinct and valuable contribution." Quarterly Review of Biology"...the book can be useful for students and all others interested in aquatic toxicology." H. Dabrowska, Journal of Environmental Quality
The focus here is on one aspect of the acid rain problem: the effect of acid toxicity on the group of animals most severely affected aquatic animals living in fresh water. Contributions deal with field and survival studies on invertebrates and vertebrates and examine the extent of the biological pro